“It wasn’t Chole Bhature, it was Kulcha Chole” – Rahul Dravid confirms Virat Kohli’s food parcel
By SMCS - Feb 19, 2023 3:42 pm
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Team India have registered a convincing win over Australia in the second Test of the series in Delhi. While the hosts’ performances made headlines, Virat Kohli’s reaction over his food parcel delivery in the dressing room stole the show. However, everyone guessed this was chole bhature, but the Head Coach of the Indian Team, Rahul Dravid confirmed that it was Kulcha Chole.

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While talking this after the game, he said: “It wasn’t Chole Bhature, it was Kulcha Chole. He was tempting me with it but I said I’m 50 years old, I can’t handle so much cholesterol anymore (laughs).”

However, India had a convincing win and the coach applauded the team as well. While talking about the game post-India’s win, Rahul Dravid said, “I think it was about sticking to a length and letting the wicket do it for us. I felt yesterday we overpitched too much, and honestly we learnt from what Australia and Nathan Lyon did. I think the balance that we have is brilliant, there’s great depth to be able to play 9 batters.”

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He also opened up on Rohit Sharma’s captaincy. However, he did a great job and contributed with the bat too.

Rahul Dravid said, “I think he has been brilliant. He has the respect of the dressing room. He is one of those guys who has been there a long time. The kind of person who doesn’t speak a lot, but when he does they all listen. He deeply cares a lot about the dressing room and the players. We are very lucky to have Rohit take over the leadership from someone like Virat.”

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Virat Kohli celebrating a wicket in Delhi

The veteran has also opened up on Virat Kohli’s dismissal and KL Rahul’s lean patch. He said:

“I thought the judgement of length was really good, there was a sense of calm when he was playing which is a great sign. These are tricky wickets, you can’t play the perfect innings and you need a bit of luck to go your way. (On Rohit’s batting) He’s a Bombay basher that’s grown up in the maidans. I feel he’s unlucky to get himself injured. He wasn’t there for the Test matches in South Africa and England. But he comes across as a good old-fashioned Test batsman.”

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“I think he needs to trust his processes. This is just a phase, he has been one of our most successful overseas openers. He’s got hundreds in South Africa and England, we’ll continue to back him. I believe he has the quality and class to come out of this. It is great working with this unit, managing formats is the most difficult part. But there’s not a lot of technical coaching, just simple conversations and challenging them, and giving them a pat on the back when they do well,” Rahul Dravid concluded.